Lai, Vincent Siu-king

BSSc (CUHK); MBA (Ohio); MSc (Arizona); PhD (Texas at Arlington)



Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics

Room 908, 9/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7811


Prof. Vincent S. Lai is a Professor of MIS at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He was also a former Associate Dean of the Graduate Programmes and Founding Director of the MSc Programme in Electronic Commerce at CUHK Business School. Prior to joining CUHK in 1996, he taught at the Miami University and the University of Alabama-Huntsville respectively. His current research focuses on innovation assimilation, online auctions, technology imitation, virtual collaboration, and global IS strategy. His findings in these research areas have been published extensively in IS journals, including Journal of MIS, Information and Management, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, among others.

Teaching Areas

Information Systems Management
Computer Network
Cyber Security

Research Interests

Innovation Assimilation
Online Auctions
Technology Imitation
Virtual Collaboration
Global IS Strategy

  • Grants
    • “The Effect of Imitation Behaviour on Technology Adoption: A Case of ERP System (探討模仿效應於企業資源規劃系統之研究)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2006-2008
    • “Information Asymmetry and Bidding Performance: The Case of Online Peer-to-Peer Lending”, General Research Fund with HK$648,916, 2016-2017
    • “Extending the Expectation-Confirmation Model to Evaluate the Post-adoption Behaviour of Continuance and Discontinuance: The Effect of Switching Costs”, General Research Fund with HK$173,592, 2014-2015